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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley has joined Pizza Hut to raise funds for Success By 6, a program that helps children be prepared for kindergarten, Bob Hannon, president of United Way says. For every Personal Pan Pizza sold during June, July and August, Pizza Hut will donate 10% of its net sales to Success By 6. Last year, the promotion raised more than $6,000 for the Success By 6 initiative, Hannon reports. “The proceeds from this promotion will benefit Success By 6, our pre-kindergarten readiness summer program," Hannon said in a...

Monday, June 2, 2014

  PITTSBURGH -- United States Steel Corp. says it will “indefinitely idle” its tubular manufacturing facilities in McKeesport, Pa., and Bellville, Texas, in early August, the result of “business conditions which are influenced by unfairly traded tubular products imported into the United States.”   The indefinite idling of these operations will reduce the number of U. S. Steel's tubular facilities from 10 to eight. Forty-five professional and management employees and 215 represented employees were advised today of the upcoming job reductions and are being issued...

Monday, June 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH – RTI International Metals Inc. announced today that it’s been chosen by The Boeing Co. to manage and perform expanded titanium parts manufacturing, machining and assembly activities related to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane seat track system. The contract means that additional titanium parts called for under the agreement will be sourced through RTI’s Titanium Segment using titanium mill product produced at its Niles and Canton, Ohio, plants with extrusion work to be completed at RTI Extrusions in Houston. Sub-assembly activities to prepare RTI-...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s drew larger crowds to the downtown Saturday, the second unofficial weekend of summer, for 17th annual Streetscape and ninth annual Secure Your ID Day. When Streetscape began at 8 a.m., the cleanup and beautification effort had some 670 volunteers of all ages on hand to work in the downtown Wick Park, Handel's Park and Smokey Hollow, said Sharon Letson, CityScape executive director. CityScape oversees Streetscape. The volunteers did a little bit of everything...

Monday, June 2, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Winkle Electric Co. Inc. is celebrating 70 years in business. The company, headquartered here, has operations in Erie, Meadville and Seneca, Pa. Winkle is a provider of electrical parts and supplies and helps customers develop automation processes, develops environmentally friendly energy alternatives, creates custom control panels and leverages its integrated solutions division to analyze challenges and formulate solutions for customers.   The company was born as an electrical apparatus service shop and manufacturer of induction heating equipment...

Monday, June 2, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Student teams from Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration recently helped seven companies develop export strategies for products in manufacturing, biotechnology and agriculture. They worked with companies in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Each team created an exporting plan, selected countries that would be the best matches for company products and identified 210 foreign distributors, agents and wholesalers in 21 countries. “We at NanoLogix were impressed with the results of the...

Monday, June 2, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Individuals are seeing a 13% increase in their premiums on average, small businesses 11%, for health plans sold in 2015 on the federal exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor reports. The 16 companies filing to sell plans on the exchange in the individual market proposed average premiums of $374.42 versus $332.58 per month per month for the same coverage last year. For the small group market, the eight companies filing to sell plans proposed average premiums of $446.78 compared to $401.99 in 2014, says a report from the...

Monday, June 2, 2014

DENVER -- MarkWest Energy Partners L.P. announced today the start of operations at its Bluestone II, a 120 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) cryogenic processing facility. The Bluestone II plant is part of the Partnership’s Keystone assets in Butler County, Pa. and increases processing capacity for Marcellus producers operating in the rich-gas area of northwest Pennsylvania to 210 MMcf/d. Concurrently with the new processing plant, MarkWest has also completed 20,000 barrels per day of ethane and heavier fractionation capacity at the Bluestone facility, and a 32...

Saturday, May 31, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- FrackFree Mahoning Valley will hold a town hall-style meeting June 5 to address concerns and questions related to a new plant to store and treat potentially radioactive waste from hydraulic fracturing. The event is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St. In February, Industrial Waste Control/Ground Tech Inc., was awarded a permit to perform "radiological waste characterization, tank cleaning and decontamination, waste solidification, brine storage, and preparation for disposal operations." Ohio...

Friday, May 30, 2014

NILES, Ohio -- The new Residence Inn by Marriott, adjacent to the Eastwood Mall here, is open for business, operator TMI Hospitality of Fargo, N.D. announced this morning. The 103-suite Residence Inn Youngstown Warren/Niles, one of 27 hotels in Ohio owned by TMI and one of about 200 it operates across the United States, is unique among its propertis due to its physical connection to the Eastwood Mall, said Rick Larson, TMI president. "Out intent was to create a space that offers guest convenience and comfort during their stay," he said in a news release announcing...

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